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This is jumping jumps

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on This is jumping jumps · Racing

This is jumping jumps. It’s not motocross. Don’t confuse the two. If you want to jump jumps, fine. Go to it. This is cool, too. Focus on it. Try to be the best at it. But don’t get on the track and pretend you’re a racer. You’re not. You’ll just be a 2x loser, not […]

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MX spode – looking good while losing

May 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Racing

What has happened to being ashamed of losing? This past weekend I worked track safety at the local MX park for an amateur race. I’ve done this a couple of times now, just to see what’s happening in the world of grass roots modern MX. It’s a little sad, really. The local amateur ranks have […]

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Public Service Announcement on spinal injury

May 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Public Service Announcement on spinal injury · Fitness and Health, Profiles in Riding, Safety

Here’s the spinal cord injury Public Service Announcement that Steve Bauer posted on Facebook. Click here or click the image to view. It’s an MP4 (Quicktime) video file.

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How to start a big-bore two-stroke

May 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Two-Stroke, Vintage, Workbench

This video was put together by some AZ vintage riders — Bill Ramsey of The Motorcycle Accessory Shop made the video, based on a technique he learned from Mark Smith. I struggle to start my old big-bore CZs, and have repeatedly ripped the buckles off my cool vintage Hi-Point MX boots. Not cool. Maybe this […]

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Godspeed Danny Magoo Chandler – 1959-2010

May 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Godspeed Danny Magoo Chandler – 1959-2010 · Profiles in Riding

American motocross hero Danny “Magoo” Chandler, age 50, passed away last night at his home in Yuba City, CA. Danny reportedly died from complications associated with his paralysis. I do not have much to say here, as I never met Danny nor saw him ride in person. I just know his legend from the magazines […]

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Diamond Dons’ 2010 Riverport National Vintage Motocross

April 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Events, Racing, Vintage

Disclaimer: I only attended on Saturday. Anything here about events on Friday or Sunday was collected from various sources – from other attendees who posted on the Cousin Weedy Yahoo! group or people I spoke to at the event. Please post corrections and additions in the comments. Thanks – twf :end: Have a look at […]

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Ryan Villopoto to be guest on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain

April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Ryan Villopoto to be guest on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain · Events, Profiles in Riding, Racing

Ryan Villopoto sent out a tweet earlier today saying he will be on Sunday’s (11APR2010) Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain for a live interview. I’m a big fan of Despain. Even though Wind Tunnel is 80% NASCAR, Despain does his best to get the moto guys on the show. As Dave said a couple of […]

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Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert

April 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert · Profiles in Riding, Racing, Vintage

Someone posted this classic picture on FaceBook — Joel Robert and Torsten Hallman duking it out in the mid-’60s. I looked all over for it but can’t find the thread to save my life. My friend Rick from SoCal sent me the photo. I’m pretty sure it was either Vintage Factory or Classix50MX, both of […]

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Big Air: a historic photo

August 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Big Air: a historic photo · Vintage

There was no such thing as a “whip” back in the day, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any cool big air photos. Here’s a very cool CZ shot from sometime in the early ’70s. Photo found at CZ Motokros.

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Racing the ski slopes

August 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Racing the ski slopes · Racing

Mountain bikers have known about the ski slopes for years. The MTB discipline of Downhill started on the green summertime slopes of ski resorts. For people like me, who only want their snow on postcards, riding the slopes in summer is the only way to go. Now we get this new video of a Jeremy […]

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